SC Pension Plan Public Hearing

Post and reports:

S.C. legislators want to hear what people have to say about the state’s retirement and pension system.

They should plan to get an earful on Tuesday.

That’s when S.C. House Speaker Jay Lucas and Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman have invited the public to weigh in on what experts agree is the state’s failing system. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. in Room 110 of the Blatt Building at the Statehouse complex.

Of course, state employees and retirees will have plenty to say. Their pensions are at stake.

But […]

GOP Unity Rally/BBQ October 13

We now have a sign up link to purchase your ticket!


Come enjoy a BBQ townhall featuring Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright on Thursday October 13th at 6:30pm!! BBQ tickets are $10 in advance or at the door! Buy your ticket now at

Stand for Life October 2

It’s time once again for our community to come together and stand for life.

On Sunday October 2th from 2:30 to 3:30 we urge you to join us and area pastors in front of the West Side Baptist Church on John B White Blvd in Spartanburg to stand up for the unborn. Please share this with your friends, family, neighbors, Sunday school members etc.

This line of people on both sides of the street will be there to show support for the babies lost to abortion and the men and women whose lives are forever changed because of it.

Join us as we pray for an end […]

Spartanburg County Courthouse – still a sick building making employees and public sick

Remember this story about Spartanburg County Courthouse back in June 2014?

Tales of flooding, mold and vermin infestations shocked and disgusted two county councilmen when they visited the Spartanburg County Courthouse this week.

“Jeff Horton said of repairs to the courthouse. “I’m certain the maintenance of the building is becoming burdensome. … Anyone who visits the facility will admit we need a more functional judicial center.”
This building has been the subject of urgent discussions for years. And still people go to work today in a building that is obviously unhealthy. The public spends time in this building for jury duty. Family court. […]

The Alliance offers training for faith community

From Tommy Dimsdale:

I want to thank you for allowing me to share about my ministry The Alliance with you! There are exciting things to come and specific ways to GET involved. Here is your personal invitation to our GET Leadership Training! I really want you there to meet The Alliance Leadership while connecting with those who are signing up to join our movement as well!

GET groups will be local communities of mission-minded believers that long to live lives of sacrifice and faith as true disciples of Christ. These groups will strategize together and partner with others within […]

Anderson County REJECTS Hospitality Tax!

Congratulations and thank you to all the folks in Anderson who showed up and spoke up against this Hospitality Tax.

Nikie Mayo reports at Independent
A proposal to create a 2 percent hospitality tax in Anderson County’s unincorporated areas was rejected Tuesday night.

The Anderson County Council voted 4-2 against the proposed tax, which would have been applied to prepared food and beverages sold in restaurants near Exit 19 at Interstate 85 and also in eateries along U.S. 76, among other areas.

Because the measure failed, it will not come up for a third reading later this month.

The council members who voted against […]

It’s not the gun

There are many, many news stories I could link to that would illustrate my point.  Here is one from this weekend.  Mass Stabbing at Minnesota Mall.

Those who get up at public forums like the gun issue hearing last week in Greenville and decry “gun violence” and not just “violence” are helping the criminals, not their loved ones. Or my loved ones. Or your loved ones. Because it is not the “gun” that is violent, it is the criminal. And by focusing on the gun, those folks sweep aside families who have lost loved ones to violence brought about by knives. […]

Jeff Duncan on IRS Comm Koskinen impeachment

From Jeff’s FB page:

So a few comments have been written about the effort by the Conservative House Freedom Caucus to bring Impeachment proceedings against the IRS Commissioner Koskinen to the House floor. A privileged motion was filed by Reps Fleming and Huelskamp, which I fully support.

A deal was agreed to between Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte to have a hearing, with Commissioner Koskinen testifying.

Here is why I have concluded, Larry R Smith, that this is a good thing:

The Privileged Motion doesn’t guarantee an Impeachment proceeding would take place. It does mean that the House would […]

Unity Rally for Spartanburg Elections October 13

Come enjoy a BBQ townhall featuring Congressman Mick Mulvaney and Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright on Thursday October 13th at 6:30pm!! BBQ tickets are $10 in advance or at the door!

CLICK HERE for Facebook Invite 

Thursday October 13, 6:30 PM
Village Greens Golf Course – 3921 Asheville Hwy, Inman, South Carolina 29349

Missouri passes Constitutional carry!

The Missouri State Senate and State House have voted to make Missouri the 12th state to allow adults to concealed carry handguns without a permit. Missouri lawmakers voted on Wednesday to to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation that would eliminate permit requirements to carry a firearm by a landslide 24-6 vote. The State House also supported the override with a 112-41 vote.

The measure known to supporters as “constitutional carry” will go into effect January 1, 2017. It will allow citizens to carry concealed weapons anywhere that currently allows open carry. Missouri joins the ranks of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, […]